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Author Guidelines

  • Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publications.
  • The journal accepts research-based articles, book reviews, and special issues concerning social studies.
  • The manuscripts should be together with abstract (200-250 words) and a list of at least three keywords describing the main points of the manuscript.  Please submit completed manuscripts to the following link:
  • The manuscript should identify the title of the article; the name of the author(s), institutional address and email of its author(s).
  • The journal accepts manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia, Arabic or in English. Manuscripts are written in Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic must also include Title, Abstract, Keywords, and Reference in English.
  • Please use Times New Roman 12 pt and all submissions should be typed in single spacing. 2.5 cm margins in Microsoft Word format.
  • The article length should not exceed 5000 words excluding abstract, references, table and figures.
  • Articles referencing format could be in both body notes and/or footnote.
  • Manuscripts should follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • British and American spelling system is accommodated.
  • References.  Literature citations in the text should be made by name(s) of the author(s) and year.
Ermawati (2014) reported that …
The study had been continued (Ermawati, 2014)
  • References should be listed in alphabetical order, by the authors' last names. For the same author, or for the same set of authors, references should be arranged chronologically. If there is more than one publication in the same year for the same authors, the letter a, b, etc, should be added to the year. (Herman, 1998a); (Herman, 1998b).
  • Example of other reference citations:

Blake, B.J. (1990). Relational Grammar. New York: Routledge


Bjork, R.A. (2007). Retrieval inhabitation as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H.L. Roediger III & F.I.M. Craik (eds.). Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hull: Hull University Press.


Alkali, M., Talif, R. & Jan, J.M. (2015). Constructing the Subject, Deconstructing the Text: The Feminist Other in Achebe’s Anthills of the Savanah. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities 23(3): 583-602.


  • Please use the standardized application
  • Plagiarism tolerant is 25% 


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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